Biden to stipulate new Covid vaccine and testing mandates for hundreds of thousands of U.S. employees

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President Joe Biden is scheduled to deal with the nation Thursday to stipulate the administration’s subsequent steps within the struggle in opposition to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The president is predicted to put out his plan to mandate vaccines for federal employees, contractors and personal firms with 100 or extra workers.

The Pentagon lately mandated vaccines for all U.S. service members and protection contractors after Pfizer’s Covid vaccine was authorised by the Meals and Drug Administration.

The USA continues to be mired by a pandemic that has lasted nearly two years, with a number of states nonetheless battling crowded hospitals and dwindling employees.

President Biden and federal well being officers dubbed the present outbreak, the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” because the states with the bottom vaccination charges undergo the worst outbreaks.

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